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Wabi Sabi Sketchbooks: lay-flat with recycled cotton paper

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Eco-friendly and beautifully tactile, these books lie completely flat and can also be turned a full 360 degrees.

These unadorned, coverless books feature exposed spine stitching in linen thread and a linen ribbon to tie them closed. Available in three sizes, each Wabi Sabi book has 64 pages of 210gsm handmade recycled cotton rag paper.

The pages are acid-free, internally and surface-sized so they're ideal for watercolour, painting and drawing. The binding style allows for expansion in the thickness of the book as you add mixed media, collage, cuttings, etc.

These books would also make lovely Wedding Guest Books or Scrapbooks. 

SIZES - all are approximate
Small 145 x 100 mm / 5.75 x 4 inches
Medium 190 x 145 mm / 7.75 x 5.75 inches
Large 284 mm x 195 mm 11.25 x 7.75 inches

NOTES: These books embrace the natural variations of handmade paper; page size, surface and colour vary, edges are heavily deckled (ruffled) and the paper is sized with gelatine.

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Memory Books, Guest Books, Condolence Books, Journals and Sketchbooks

All dimensions indicate external dimensions of the closed book. Memory Books have 128 pages of heavy paper & spacers for inclusions; Guest Books, Journals & Sketchbooks have Mohawk Superfine Smooth 118gsm paper, usually 192 pages unless otherwise indicated in the product listing. Pagination can be adjusted a little for bespoke books, speciality artists' papers on request.

 SIZE HEIGHT WIDTH DEPTH
A4 Large Portrait 12 inches or 305 mm 8.5 inches or 215 mm 1.5 inches or 38 mm
A4 Large Landscape 8.5 inches or 215 mm 12 inches or 305 mm 1.5 inches or 38 mm
A5 Medium Landscape 6 inches or 155 mm 8.5 inches or 215 mm 1.5 inches or 38 mm
A5 Medium Portrait 8.5 inches or 215 mm 6 inches or 155 mm 1.5 inches or 35 mm
A6 Small Landscape 4.5 inches or 114 mm 6 inches or 155 mm 1 inch or 25 mm
A6 Small Portrait 6 inches or 155 mm 4.5 inches or 114 mm 1 inch or 25 mm
Miniature Journals

96 pages of Mohawk Superfine 118gsm paper

 One Size 3 inches or 76 mm 2.25 inches or 60 mm 20 mm or 0.75 inches
Simple Wrap Journals

60 pages of 130 gsm paper

 One Size 6 inches or 148 mm approx.  4.5 inches or 108 mm approx. 20 mm or 0.75 inches
Paperback Notebooks

With Mohawk Superfine 118gsm paper

 A4 Large 297 mm or 11.5 inches approx. 205mm or 8.25 inches approx. 64 pages
A5 Medium 210 mm or 5.75 inches approx. 145 mm or 5.75 inches approx. 56 pages
A6 Small  150 mm or 6 inches approx. 100 mm or 4 inches approx. 48 pages
A7 Pocket 106 mm or 4.25 inches approx. 72 mm or 2.75 inches approx. 40 pages
Accordion Books

8 pages of Mohawk heavy paper

A5 Medium Portrait TBC
A6 Small Landscape